Last Updated: February 06, 2023, 17:08 IST
Senior Congress chief Siddaramaiah on Monday claimed that the “secret” behind Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai not expanding the Cabinet is to avoid making BJP strongman B S Yediyurappa’s son as a minister.
Speaking to reporters, he also alleged that “getting more bribes” was the opposite cause why Bommai isn’t enterprise the train and holding many portfolios with himself.
“BJP did injustice to Yediyurappa; they together with RSS made him step down from the Chief Minister publish and introduced in Basavaraj Bommai. There is rift between Yediyurappa and Bommai now, as a result of Bommai didn’t increase the Cabinet, to keep away from inducting Yediyurappa’s son into the Ministry,” Siddaramaiah claimed.
“As he will have to make Yediyurappa’s son a minister if the cabinet is expanded, the Chief Minister did not expand the Ministry and is keeping six posts vacant, it has been more than one-and-half years now,” he added.
Pointing out that the Chief Minister is holding many departments with himself, the Leader of Opposition within the Legislative Assembly alleged that it’s as a result of he’ll get extra bribes.
These are the 2 the reason why Bommai isn’t increasing the Cabinet, he claimed.
Almost one-fourth of the portfolios are with the Chief Minister, as Bommai is answerable for about eight of them, together with Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR), Bengaluru City Development and Finance.
Bommai has been repeatedly saying in current months that he has had discussions with the get together excessive command relating to increasing the Cabinet and can go forward with the method as soon as he will get clearance from them.
Assembly elections are due within the state by May.
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